my new "art"

So…I’ve been wanting to get some large artwork for above my fireplace (which needs a ton of work but I won’t go into that), but didn’t want to pay the large artwork prices. Plus, nothing I found I liked. So I knew I wanted to DIY something. So, we hit up Michaels when their canvases were  40% off, so this big one was $30 I think.

By the by, it seemed HUGE in the store, but  much smaller when we got it home. Still, it was pretty cheap so I can’t complain!

Basically, I used plain old masking tape to make a cool design, then spray painted (Valspar Ocean something or other)  over the tape. (idea found here.)

It was really fun peeling off the tape! Sadie got a kick out of it, too.

For a grand total of $35 or so, we got a cool modern pattern art. I love it! What do you think? Do you like to DIY your “art”, or leave it up to the actual artists? ;}

Also sorry about the crudtastic pictures. Our living room is literally like a cave. Almost zero natural light.


  1. I LOVE IT! I may be doing that to a big canvas I have had for about a year, and have been to scared to try anything to. But this looks super easy and I can totally do it! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I’ve been tempted to try my hand at some Jackson Pollock, but the price of canvas has always stopped me. Now maybe I will be brave.

  3. I love it! I could even do it, since it’s spray paint and potentially faster than actual painting. :)

  4. Super cute! I wonder if my husband would go for that… :)

  5. Love it!

  6. That looks great! And it fits into your room so well!

  7. cute! what a great idea! i super love your pillows!!!

  8. This makes a big statement in your living and it looks awesome:)

  9. very cool! great color!

  10. So so so great! And you can’t beat the price… much better than any mass produced art anyway :)

  11. Oh I like that! And it is about my painting abilities limit too. Might just have to try this one. Thanks

  12. Your room looks lovely. You’ve done so well with it. The table, the pillows, the flowers, the painting.
    Great job!!!

  13. Love it! We DIY art all the time. I’ll have to post a picture of my husband’s license plate art in our bathroom. :)

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